We inspire to aim high by setting ambitious targets, teaching challenging and inspiring lessons and demanding the highest standards from our students. Working in partnership with parents and the wider community ensures the best possible outcomes for our students. We provide a real community feel and are proud to hear about the successes of our former students, including those studying at top universities, such as Oxford or Cambridge, being accepted for apprenticeship schemes at local and international companies, and contributing meaningfully to their communities.
We believe in ourselves. Our personal development programme enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as developing the “whole child” intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually. Our PSCHE curriculum equips students with relevant and meaningful content, which is supported through a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. With an ever-changing society, we are able to provide our students with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community.
We achieve academic excellence by recognising and nurturing individual strengths so that all students achieve their potential. To this end we offer a broad and balanced Key Stage 3 provision from which students can opt for a range of GCSE options. We emphasise the importance of academic progress, nurture a balanced outlook and positive attitudes, and at the same time encourage our students to contribute meaningfully to our community.
The Oaks Academy is committed to nurturing the talents of every one of its students and support them in fulfilling their potential. We recognise that some students are especially talented in one area such as sports or music, and that other children may have outstanding academic potential across a wide range of subjects. We offer masterclasses to stretch the more able and an extensive variety of enrichment clubs and societies. We work with local business and clubs in the community. Students who participate in enrichment activities have greater self-esteem, resilience and a chance to meet and make new friends.
Our pastoral provision is focused on nurturing individual needs whilst helping the children develop into well-rounded and responsible young people. We attach an emphasis on our students being safe, happy and successful, whilst being prepared for their futures – in further or higher education, apprenticeship or employment.
Whether you are reading this and considering whether the Oaks is the right school for your child, or a parent or carer of a child who currently attends our school, and looking for more information, I hope you find our website useful. If you would like any more information or to meet or visit us, then please do not hesitate to get in contact.